University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of 7 universities included in U-Multirank for South Africa. University of KwaZulu-Natal is a very large public university located in Durban with 46461 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 2004. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a comprehensive institution. It doesn't offer programmes in foreign languages. The graduation rate of University of KwaZulu-Natal is 66,93 (bachelors) and 49,12 (masters). As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions – the University of KwaZulu-Natal is strongest in Research. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 7 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

University of KwaZulu-Natal
King George V Ave
4041 Durban
South Africa
027-31-260-7111

http://www.ukzn.ac.za

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Compare University of KwaZulu-Natal to other universities

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduation rate

66.93

%
C

0

100

Masters graduation rate

49.12

%
D

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

50.9

%
D

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

10.72

%
D

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

90

%
B

0

100

Graduation rate long first degree

82

%
B

0

100

Research
Score
Grade
Other universities

Citation rate

0.68

D

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

7,340

B

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.161

B

0

13.53

External research income

0

282.88

Art related output

0.02

D

0

1.99

Top cited publications

5.8

%
D

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

13.1

A

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

27.12

%
A

0

100

Strategic research partnerships

158

Professional publications

68

B

0

4,589.01

Open Access Publications

22

A

Knowledge Transfer
Score
Grade
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Co-publications with industrial partners

4.1

%
C

0

29.9

Income from private sources

108.27

A

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

10

D

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

0.22

D

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

10

%
C

0

100

Spin-offs

0

E

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

0.4

%
D

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0

100

Graduate companies

0

E

0

81.5

International Orientation
Score
Grade
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

0

%
E

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

0

%
E

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

Student mobility

0

D

0

1

International academic staff

14.14

%
A

0

100

International joint publications

56.1

%
B

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

54.61

%
A

0

100

Regional Engagement
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduates working in the region

0

100

Master graduates working in the region

0

100

Student internships in the region

100

%
A

0

100

Regional joint publications

11.2

%
D

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

17.3

B

General
Score
Grade
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Female academic staff

47

%